Your travel partner.
For over twenty-three years, Rob has been planning and directing student tours, both in the United States and all over the world, so he has some incredible stories to tell. Rob loves BRT’s hands on approach to travel planning – he works side-by-side with directors and teachers through the whole process, from the initial brainstorming of trip ideas all the way until the group returns from their destination. His idea of “hands on” doesn’t just apply to planning – he’ll personally transport your group’s instruments by gondola if you’re ever performing in Venice (true story).
My favorite travel memory
I remember traveling to Mackinac Island for the first time with a group. I didn’t know anything about Mackinac Island and I fell in love with the island, as did everyone in my group. Little did I know or expect then that ten years later, I would have my wedding on the island!
My hobbies and pastimes
Each year I plan our family vacation. I enjoy the challenge of creating the perfect trip for my wife and son. Even if it’s a destination that I have already been to, I try to find things that I haven’t done but that all of us will enjoy.
My favorite travel destination
I loved traveling with a high school band to Italy. There is so much history and character there. I remember one of the students asking me why I was smiling all the time. I looked at her and said, “I’m working in Italy. It doesn’t get better than this!”
The personal touches that BRT provides. Your company gets to know the people they work with. I have never felt like a "number" with BRT.
Class Trip, 2018 DC tour
Columbia Central Junior High School
I appreciated the flexibility Bob Rogers showed us with the billing and various payments we had to make. We thought we were adding more and ended up not but you were great about giving us extra time to work out what we needed to on our end.
Band, 2017 Chicago tour
Plum Grove Junior High School
BRT is always on top of all details. Even when something has slipped through the cracks, changed, or something unexpected comes up, BRT is flexible enough to make the changes needed to make everything right. We have always been so well taken care of and the personal attention is what makes your company special.
Band, ’18-19 Orlando tour
Pella Community High School
This was my 5th trip with Bob Rogers, and I appreciate the professionalism and also the willingness to work with me and my students to make each trip the very best it can be.
Choir, ’18- 19 Atlanta &Tuscaloosa Tour
Nashville School of the Arts
You make the process so easy - step-by-step of what needs to be done, guidance along the way, available (and quick) to respond to questions and making me feel like me and my students are your priority.
Choir, ’17-18 New York City tour
Bowling Green High School
The quality of service that you provided us with was second to none. The organization and communication were exceptional and we always felt we were in “the loop” on things both before and during the trip.
Band, ‘17-18 Orlando Tour
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School
BRT hands down has been the absolute best travel company I have worked with in my 18 years in education. My interactions with BRT have always been so much more than just traveling from one destination to another...the focus has always been on people and providing them with experiences of a lifetime.
Band, ’17-18, Ireland tour
University of Illinois
From the scheduling, to planning, to overseeing, to leading, to customer service, everyone involved was courteous, prompt, and hospitable. Everyone did their jobs well and turned the trip experience into something better than we had anticipated.
Band, ’17-18 Nashville Tour
Lakewood Middle School
Very Organized - even when problems develop. We've gone on enough trips with Bob Rogers to know how BRT operates - always first class, always prepared.
Band, ’17 Los Angeles Tour
Sumner High School
The whole BRT team was extremely attentive, accommodating and reliable. Every detail was attended to and my stress level the entire trip was at an all-time low.
Band, ’17-18 New Orleans Tour